Saponaria ocymoides 'Alba'

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
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Plant Overview

A wonderfully vigorous plant which loves tumbling over walls or rocks. Beautiful snow white flowers cover creeping mounds of green foliage from May to July.

A vigorous, low creeping plant, useful for spilling down sunny slopes or over rock walls. Very rewarding.

Drought tolerant when established.

From the Alps and known in Britain since 1780 but now rarely seen in nurseries, which is a real shame as it is a super plant.

Height: 10cm

Common name(s): Tumbling Ted; Rock Soapwort.

This plant may be suppled in a 7cm or 9cm pot, depending on the time of year.



Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.